In relations between Moscow and Oslo, the degree of tension rises because of Svalbard

Norway's refusal to let cargo pass for Russian settlements on Svalbard provoked a backlash from Moscow. The State Duma called for the denunciation of the 2010 agreement between Russia and Norway on the delimitation of maritime spaces and cooperation in the Barents Sea.

In particular, such a proposal was made by the deputy Mikhail Matveev, who recalled that the Russian side ceded 175 thousand square meters to the Norwegians. km of the Barents Sea, rich in fish resources. Now this territory prevents the transportation of goods from Russia to the archipelago.

Along with this, the speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin came up with a corresponding initiative during the regular plenary session.

Let's ask Leonid Eduardovich Slutsky (Chairman of the International Affairs Committee) to sort out the issue of denunciation of the treaty and then inform the deputies

Volodin noted.

Such moves caused concern in Oslo. So, the press secretary of the Norwegian diplomatic department A. Haavardsdatter announced the indefiniteness of the said agreement.

Thus, the degree of tension in relations between Russia and Norway has noticeably increased. The Norwegian side readily imposes sanctions against the Russian Federation, but has a negative attitude towards the proportional responses of the Kremlin, not wanting to make concessions.
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  1. steelmaker Online steelmaker
    steelmaker 6 July 2022 13: 21
    but takes a negative view of the Kremlin's proportionate responses,

    And what is the answer of the Kremlin, it is not clear from the article? Stop shaking! Things need to be done!
  2. wasp Offline wasp
    wasp 6 July 2022 15: 44
    That's what brings "trade" territories? Thanks to Medvedev
  3. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 6 July 2022 23: 33
    Again Odessa noise. Gentlemen, deputies, it’s not weak for you to denounce the Medvedev agreement and withdraw all signatures on Svalbard, since in 1920 Russia did not sign the agreement.